When should my child learn to swim?
As soon as your child is capable of independent motion, they are capable of getting into water and drowning. Therefore, swim lessons should begin as soon after 4 months of age as possible.
Initially, they will not learn to swim per se. They will be learning: “ROLL OVER, FLOAT, YELL FOR HELP.” Young children, because of the weight of their head and body proportions, can’t readily “learn to swim.”
What you want, is to keep them SAFE. We do that by teaching them to surface when underwater, roll onto their backs, maintain themselves and breathe and YELL FOR HELP! History shows that this response SAVES LIVES because it “buys time” for the caregiver to realize that the child can float and yell.
Tragedies occur when the child can’t perform that skill. Once they have mastered ROLL OVER, FLOAT, YELL FOR HELP! Then we begin teaching “real swimming.”
Our swimmers are placed in skill level & age appropriate classes! Prices are shown at the bottom of the page.
Parent-Tot 1: This class is designed for our youngest swimmers, 4 – 18 months of age.
Each baby is in the water with one adult with a student to teacher class ratio of 7:1. The teacher will work with parents and babies on different holds, songs and activities that create a positive and bonding aquatic experience.
Parent-Tot 2: This class is designed for swimmers 18 – 36 months of age.
Each toddler is in the water with one adult, and the student to teacher ratio is 8:1. The teacher’s focus is to keep these movers going with a routine of playful activities, songs and games.
|Splashers: Level 1 – Beginners||Bubblers: Level 2 – Advanced Beginners
|Get in with a smile||Walk at bottom of pool|
|Use “walking feet” on pool deck||Hum nose bubbles with kangaroo hops – assisted|
|Demonstrate handrail and platform safety||Jump in and return to wall independently|
|Crab crawl||Front float 10 seconds|
|Climb in and out of pool||Back float 10 seconds|
|Blow bubbles for 5 seconds||Retrieve rings at 4 feet – assisted|
|Go under water comfortably for 5 seconds||Front glide with eyes in|
|Beginning flutter kick||Sit down dive|
|Float independently on a “noodle boat”||Swim around instructor at platform|
|Student to teacher ratio for this class is 3:1||Student to teacher ratio for this class is 3:1|
|Kickers: Level 3 – Beginning Intermediate
||Explorers: Level 4 – Intermediate|
|Back glide with flutter kicks – width||Dolphin body with arms – 3-4 kicks:1 arm|
|Take a pop up breath||Front crawl and roll to back for breath – width|
|Kangaroo hops at 4 feet independently||Swim under water 10 feet|
|Log rolls||Back crawl – width|
|Retrieve rings at 4 feet independently||Traveling kangaroo hops|
|Independent jump in and return to side||Swim to deep end without floatation|
|Swim to deep end with a kickboard||Deep end jump in without goggles and roll to back|
|Dolphin body kick||Elementary backstroke|
|Student to teacher ratio for this class is 3:1||Student to teacher ratio for this class is 4:1|
|Travelers: Level 5 – Advanced Intermediate
||Swimmers: Level 6 – Advanced|
|Beginning butterfly rhythm||Refinement of freestyle, backstroke, butterfly & breaststroke|
|Traveling bobs towards deep end||IM – Individual Medley|
|Freestyle with side breathing||Starts, turns and finishes|
|Breaststroke kick||Tread water 2 + minutes|
|Tread water||10 minutes continuous swimming|
|Standing dive||Jr. Lifeguarding skills|
|Student to teacher ratio for this class is 4:1||Student to teacher ratio for this class is 4:1|
Swim Clinic is designed for swimmers to build endurance and stroke technique. This class is a hour long and takes up the full length of the pool ”75 feet”, where a trained swim coach will custom create workouts. Students wishing to participate need instructor approval. Student to teacher ratio for this class is 6:1.
Prices for all classes:
Group: $79.00 per month
Semi-Private: $98.50 per month
Private: $47.00 per lesson
Discount applies for additional children in the same family account
Swim Clinic or Aqua Adventures: $94.00 ”class is 1 hour”
Home School – Offered during the school year on
Tuesday 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm or Thursday 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Monday 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm or Wednesday 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Class is 1 hour long – cost $94.00
Wednesday Griffin Enrichment Program 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm – Not Offered school year 2020/2021
Annual Registration Fee:
Individual – $30 per year
Family ”up to 4” $45 per year ***Additional Family $5 each
Each toddler is in the water with one adult, and the student to teacher ratio is 7:1. / 8:1 The teacher’s focus is to keep these movers going with a routine of playful activities, songs and games.